Tag Archive | time

One Day

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One day,
When I have time, I will—
Learn to totally enjoy cooking,
With fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits,
And all those unusual foods I see at the grocers.
Now I’ve watched enough Food Network,
I’m overwhelmed with urgency to fulfill this dream.
But, I can’t.
I didn’t count on one day being consumed by disease.

One day,
When there’s no time clock to punch—
I’ll let the creative, artistic side of me,
Rule my days and nights.
I’ll draw and paint and create as the mood strikes,
With no thought to the clock or calendar,
Or paint stains on my hands and clothes.
But, I can’t.
I never counted on my body giving out like this.

One day,
When I won’t have a “to do” list of must-be-done’s—
The Bible will be easier to sit and absorb,
Every day I can give it my complete attention.
Stop to see what the original language meant,
Understand who was who beyond the Bible’s pages,
The day-to-day of when it was written.
Only now I can’t—
Medication has muddied up my mind.

One day,
We dreamed of traveling—
A cruise to Alaska and on a Disney ship.
We’d go across country in an R.V.
See plays on Broadway and visit D.C.
My hubby and I would be grandparents together,
Embarrass our daughter renewing our vows after 50 years.
Only one day is lost—
Because I won’t live that long.

Today,
I look back and understand —
That time doesn’t wait for us,
It passes whether we use it wisely now or waste it.
But, I took care of eternal business,
God and I know where my eternal home is.
I have loved my family as best I could.
My one day—
Is the one in which I pen this, and I am still alive.
d.f.a.v. 5/3/15
—Donna

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Cottage by the Sea #12 5/4/15

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Abba Father:
In my heart there are stories left to write,
Songs still to sing,
Joy left to share,
Skies still for flight.
There’s still time to share.
Still time— to care.

In my soul there are tears left to shed,
Paths to explore,
Hearts to make light,
Flowers that are red,
There’s still time to share.
Still time—to care.

In my testimony there are messages left unsaid,
Though time melts away,
Not just for me,
For every soul not yet dead.
There’s still time to share.
Still time—to care.

In my soul, Lord I ask you today,
Keep my mind steady,
Armed with the Holy truth,
Let my words be those You say.
There’s still time to share,
Still time. …to care.

Here’s all I am Lord.
A servant to Your Heart,
Use me, mold me, train me.
Make me wholly Your’s, not part.
There’ s still time to share,
Still time…to care.
           d.f.a.v.  5/3/15
—Donna

As 2014 Ticks Away

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The clock will tick
The ball will drop
The kiss be shared
The balloons go “pop”.
The minute will pass
The time will go
The calendar flip
The noise will flow.
The year will change
The party will end
The heart will beat
The pass foe & friend.

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Though troubles arrive
Though joys overflow
Though sadness depart
Though winds will blow.
Though Christ will return
Though the day unknown
Though the rapture occur
Though the war be won.
Though peace will reign
Though with Christ eternally
Though you may have time
Though it will happen eventually.

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The day will come
The Lord will appear
The time unknown
The moment so dear.
The eyes will lift
The sight in the East
The rapture will occur
The final end the Beast.
The knees will bow
The tongues confess
The God in Trinity
He is the One we bless.
               d.f.a.v.   12/31/14
—Donna